Leader Level Members
Appotronics CO., LTD.: Appotronics Corporation, founded in 2006. With its vigorous pursuit of innovation and disruptive technologies, the company has invented the ALPD® laser phosphor display technology in 2007. In the 10 years hereafter, Appotronics has continuously improved the ALPD® technology and has established its realm of intellectual property with more than 1500 patents worldwide. The ALPD technology is a major breakthrough over the limitations of light sources like LED. It has also overcome the technology bottleneck of traditional RGB laser including cost, efficiency and reliability. It is the first industrialized laser display technology in the world. Based on its world-leading ALPD® technology, Appotronics has developed a series of products which have had profound influence over the display industry. In 2013, the world’s first 100 inch laser TV developed by the company has won the CES ‘Product of the Future’ prize. In 2014, the world’s first 20,000lm DCI certified laser cinema projector has been used in the premiere of the film ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’. Appotronics has been trying to apply its idea of innovation into more and more applications in the display industry through its world-leading ALPD® technology. At Appotronics we believe that technologies can change people’s life. And we are trying to achieve our ambition to bring to new way of life to people with our passion of and spirit in innovation. New Light, New Life.
Barco designs technology to enable bright outcomes around the world. Seeing beyond the image, we develop sight and sharing solutions to help you work together, share insights, and wow audiences. Our focus is on three core markets: Enterprise (from meeting and control rooms to corporate spaces), Healthcare (from the radiology department to the operating room), and Entertainment (from movie theatres to live events and attractions). With more than 90,000 projectors installed globally, Barco is trusted by more than 200 exhibitors to help capture audiences at multiple touchpoints in their cinema journey and keep them coming back for more. Today, more than half of the world’s movie theaters are illuminated by Barco.
In 2019, we realized sales of 1.083 billion euro. We have a team of 3,600 employees, located in 90 countries, whose passion for technology is captured in 400 granted patents. Barco technology is used throughout the world, including in operations centers of power & utilities, security & surveillance, command & control, healthcare, critical facilities & data centers, museums, theme parks and smart cities.
Christie: Christie, a global visual technologies company, offers diverse solutions for business, entertainment, and industry. With expertise in film projection since 1929 and professional projection systems since 1979, we’ve established a reputation as the world’s single source manufacturer of a variety of display technologies and solutions for cinema, large audience environments, control rooms, business presentations, training facilities, 3D and virtual reality, simulation, education, media and government. As a market leader, Christie has installed over 100,000 projection solutions worldwide.
Epson: Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from 3LCD projectors and smart glasses to inkjet printers, digital printing systems, sensing systems and industrial roots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations. Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 91 companies around the globe and is the world’s largest project manufacturer.
NEC Display Solutions of America, Inc.: NEC Display Solutions designs, produces, and delivers leading-edge visual display technology for a wide variety of markets. We specialize in desktop and large-screen LCD displays, and a diverse lme wrine of projectors for customers who demand the most high-quality, reliable display solutions to meet their needs.
Panasonic Corporation: Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide manufacturer of electronic products which are marketed and distributed on a global scale. There are currently more than 556 consolidated companies and 66 companies which are reflected by the equity method worldwide.
Sony Corporation: Sony Electronics is the largest component of Sony Corporation of America, the U.S. holding company for Sony’s U.S.-based electronics and entertainment businesses. SEL is a leading provider of audio/video electronics and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Operations include research and development, design, engineering, manufacturing, sales, marketing, distribution and customer service.
Texas Instruments: TI DLP® technology is an industry leader in display and advanced light control solutions.
Participant Level Members
Lighting Technologies: Moviegoers expect to be dazzled by the latest CGI technology. Fans anticipate thrilling, high-tech effects at concerts. Event attendees want an immersive entertainment experience. At Lighting Technologies International Inc. (LTI), we believe the technologies that illuminate these cinemas, stages and venues should be just as advanced and future-ready as the applications they support.
OSRAM GmbH: OSRAM is one of the two leading light manufacturers in the world. The company’s portfolio covers the entire value chain from components – including lamps, electronic control gear and opto semiconductors such as light-emitting diodes (LED) – as well as luminaires, light management systems and lighting solutions. The company, which is internationally oriented, had more than 35,000 employees worldwide at the end of the fiscal year 2013 and generated a revenue of almost 5.3 billion Euros in that year. The company’s business activities have been focusing on light – and hence on quality of life – for over 100 years.
Observer Level Members
Casio: Casio, the leader in LampFree® Projector, utilizes a unique Laser & LED hybrid light source technology for amazing high brightness and performance. The reliable LampFree® light source has an estimated life of 20,000 hours and eliminates the risk of downtime due to mercury lamp failure. With no mercury lamp to replace, Casio projectors are earth friendly and have a significantly lower cost of ownership saving money and the environment. Go LampFree® and Save!
Cinemeccanica s.p.a: Cinemeccanica is a manufacturer and integrator company operating worldwide in the cinema business since 1920. Experience ans spirit of innovation are driving the company toward new projection technologies.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation: Mitsubishi Electric is dedicated to home electronics, power plants, information and communications, factory automation, and semiconductor devices.
IMAX: IMAX develops, manufactures, markets and services large format motion picture projection and audio systems.
Moving Image Technologies LLC: Moving Image Technologies designs, produces, and markets a full complement of motion picture equipment and services including: digital cinema, digital technology solutions for 3D, other components to support the cinema industry’s transistion to digital, custom engineering, systems design, integration, spare parts, plus, through is Rydt Entertainment Division, total FF&E package for new theater projects. i.e. all items necessary to bring a new project to the opening, including audio, screen and masking systems, acoustical wall treatments, seating, concession equipment, even complete theater design.
Nichia Corporation: Having “Ever Researching for a Brighter World” as our motto, Nichia has grown in the field of development, manufacturing and sales of fine chemicals, particularly inorganic luminescent materials (phosphors). In the process of the challenging pursuit of brighter luminescent and light-emitting materials, we succeeded in developing and commercializing the super high brightness Blue LED in 1993, which greatly impressed the world. Since the first introduction of the Blue LED in 1993, we succeeded in developing the world’s first white LED by combining yellow phosphor and blue LED, followed by the successful development of practical level of blue-violet semiconductor laser for the first time in the world. The invention of these Nitride-based LED and laser diodes causes the technological innovation of light source in the field of display, general lighting, automotive, industrial equipment, and medical care & measurement. We hope that Nichia will continue to be a company that will contributes to the world by evolving its original and unique technologies in the field of manufacturing.